11.05.2012 09:23 Antiguedad: 2 yrs
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Meeting on Effective Policy and Practice to Address Homophobic Bullying in Educational Institutions, 16 May 2012, Paris


UNESCO Headquarters in Paris will be hosting the Meeting on Effective Policy and Practice to Address Homophobic Bullying in Educational Institutions on 16 May 2012, the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia/Transphobia (IDAHO). IDAHO’s theme this year is “Combating Homophobia In Education and Through Education”.

This meeting is a follow-up to a consultation convened by UNESCO in Brazil in December 2011, and is reflective of UNESCO’s commitment in pioneering a response to the hither-to inadequately addressed global issue of homophobic bullying in educational institutions.

The meeting will bring together a broad range of stakeholders including governments, multilateral and civil society orgenizations as well as media. UNESCO provides live video transmission, with interpretation in English and French. These links are available from 13.00 Paris time on 16 May.

The Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education – Booklet 8: Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying (GPP8), will be launched at the meeting. The publication highlights the issue’s impediment to the principles and goals of Education for All and connects with UNESCO’s continuing engagement with stopping violence in schools, its work to address all forms of discrimination and gender-based violence, and its expertise in HIV and sexuality education.

For further information on this event or about the forthcoming GPP8 publication, please contact: Section on Education and HIV & AIDS, UNESCO at aids@unesco.org

Details of the event can be viewed here.

Click here for a selection of resources on homophobic bullying in educational institutions

Click here for a selection of videos on homophobic bullying in educational institutions